Baby’s eyes and the three bears

This is the written post version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anesthesiologists Congress 2017. As invited faculty the organising committee covered registration, accommodation and travel to attend. There are a bunch of ways a talk involving three bears and baby’s eyes could go. I don’t think it’sContinue reading “Baby’s eyes and the three bears”

Neonatal retrieval

When I’m not working in the emergency department, playing with my children or doing DFTB ‘stuff’ I work for the state retrieval service. As the name Adult Retrieval Victoria implies I spend my time moving and coordinating the movement of critically ill or injured adults around the state. There is a dearth of retrieval textbooks… viaContinue reading “Neonatal retrieval”

Sedating kids in strange spots

This post is based on a talk prepared by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anesthesiologists Congress for 2017 held in Johannesburg. As invited faculty I think when they first offered this the plan was to do sedation in the dental chair. Which I’ve never done. And this is for a refresher […]Continue reading “Sedating kids in strange spots”

New requests for old diseases

This post is a written version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall delivered at the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Congress in 2017. The organising committee extended the invite and covered travel, accommodation and registration costs. We’re all pretty used to dealing with requests from surgeons. Changes in bed position. A dose of antibiotics […]Continue reading “New requests for old diseases”

Kids Prehospital care Here and There

This is the written version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anesthesiologists Congress 2017, just held in Johannesburg. It’s probably just about the shiny things. You probably figure that a talk on prehospital paediatric medicine in Sydney should be about shiny pictures of that thing we call theContinue reading “Kids Prehospital care Here and There”

Better takeaway options for kids

This post is the written version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Congress 2017 in Johannesburg. The organising committee extended the invitation to be part of the faculty and paid for travel, accommodation and registration. This thing has the working title “The Tao of Better Takeaway Options […]Continue reading “Better takeaway options for kids”

A Weight on the Chest – Anterior Mediastinal Mass — Songs or Stories

There are a few conditions which make the most experienced paeds anaesthetists take a deep breath in. Anterior mediastinal mass is right up there. Here’s a quick trawl through stuff that’s out there by Andrew Weatherall. Imagine this patient. They are 7 years old. They’ve turned up to the emergency department with fevers. Quite highContinue reading “A Weight on the Chest – Anterior Mediastinal Mass — Songs or Stories”

Two Tribes? — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

Setting up a conference can be a challenge. When you have a product that you want to to market you have to first know your target audience. We have a broad readership at Don’t Forget The Bubbles and so defining our target audience has been a particular challenge. Readers will know that we aim to… viaContinue reading “Two Tribes? — Don’t Forget the Bubbles”

The program for DFTB17 is live! — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

The DFTB team have been working very hard, along with the rest of the organising committee, to put together a great program for DFTB17. And now you can see it for yourself. View the DFTB17 Program DFTB17 is a brand new acute paediatric conference. It will cover cutting-edge research and insight into paediatric… via The programContinue reading “The program for DFTB17 is live! — Don’t Forget the Bubbles”

Slaying Different Dragons – A Quest — Songs or Stories

A little while ago Dr Andrew Weatherall was asked to give a talk on the difficult paediatric airway. The audience was a variety of emergency medicine doctors, nursing staff and allied health staff. He decided to try something dopey – audience participation. It wasn’t recorded so here’s the written version where the aim is toContinue reading “Slaying Different Dragons – A Quest — Songs or Stories”

How full can the balloon be?

Ultrasound. Is there anything it can’t do? Well, yes. Lots of things although gastric ultrasound is supposed to be one of the things it does do. Andrew Weatherall has a bit on ultrasounds, guts and the real question: when should we worry about aspiration?  I’d like to think I’m pretty welcoming of technology. I amContinue reading “How full can the balloon be?”

The Dangerous Little Details

A new bit of research is out looking at paediatric intubation in the prehospital and retrieval setting. Picking it up and turning it this way, that way and all around, here’s Dr Andrew Weatherall.  Advanced prehospital practitioners that I’ve met have some pretty common traits. They are pretty comfortable around things that other people might findContinue reading “The Dangerous Little Details”

Animal Wrangling

If you are talking about things which don’t have a huge amount of evidence but need an answer you try to achieve consensus. Here’s a little thing from Andrew Weatherall (@AndyDW_) on a recent animal wrangling publication on paediatric regional anaesthetic hot topics.  Creative people can be inspirational. They can be irritating. They can astonish andContinue reading “Animal Wrangling”